End of an Era
let me start with this, it's been an incredible ride.
4 years passed by without me knowing and nothing can encompass and illustrate the numb feeling I have right now, days before graduation. I woke up this morning feeling that the inevitable of parting ways was soon to come. I frantically scheduled coffee dates and did spontaneous hang outs but nothing seems to be enough to fill that internal dread.
Through my college career, I've proved to myself that I am capable yet I have weaknesses. I've learned that time and people are my greatest assets which is why I made the most out of college by spending time with great people. I joined two business programs, I applied for internships that had great culture, and I made sure I left time to video call my family and friends back home.
In my Google interview, my interviewer had asked me a question that stumpped me: "How do you define the word learning to a 5 year old kid?" Well, my 4 years in college didn't teach me how to speak to children, but it did teach me to think quick on my feet and I blurted something out after thinking to myself for 15 seconds. After the interview, something struck me, that everthing I've gained from college were from conversations with the people around me. I'm not discrediting the school's ciriculum but it was the honest debates I had with students and friends that allowed me to form that growth mindset.
What else have I learned? Heres just a short list:
- I love Thai food
- Treat people the way they want to be treated
- I have a love-hate relationship with mornings
- I learned that I love coffeeshops more than the coffee they serve
- Self fulfillment is achieved if you tried your best
- Always dream big
- Love watching movies in theaters
What are my future plans? Well, I'll be taking a full-time job with Google and moving to Michigan. Never in my mind did I think I would be relocating to a new city up north but the unpredictability of life is what makes it exciting right? Before starting work, I'll be traveling to Asia for three weeks with my high school best friend visiting Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, and South Korea! Surprisingly, I have never been anywhere outside of China so it's about time. This new chapter of my life doesn't mean I forget about the previous one. I think it's important to know how valuable it is to never forget.
With that, see you in the next chapter!